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Nefsis Online Video Conferencing Benefits
American Sign Language Users

Increasing bandwidth, high-quality webcams and Nefsis multi-core software helpful to American Sign Language users who require video conferencing with substantially higher frame rates than typical web conferencing services can provide

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — November 3, 2010 — Online video conferencing services innovator Nefsis® announced today that it was selected by Wright State University and Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc., for video conferencing among American Sign Language (ASL) users. These new customers add to Nefsis’ growing roster of ASL users, interpreters and related service providers including select chapters of Network Interpreting Service, LiNKS Sign Language & Interpreting, Interwest Interpreting, Gallaudet University, Rochester Institute of Technology, California State University, PEPnet, Malayasia Manmin Deaf Church, and many more outreach, educational, healthcare and non-profit organizations that serve the deaf and hard of hearing community.

Company officials attribute the growth to improving bandwidth, widely available webcams and the company’s multi-core software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology designed specifically for high frame rate video conferencing. High performance is a requirement for seamless signing and fingerspelling during an online meeting.

In addition to cloud computing and multi-core software, Nefsis offers detailed controls over conference room-wide and user-by-user video quality settings, including resolution and frame rate. "Many Nefsis customers accept the default video settings and click ‘Play All’ once everyone is in their conference room. ASL translators and other video-savvy meeting hosts often take this a step further by manually increasing the frame rate for the best possible sign language experience," said Tom Toperczer, Nefsis vide president of marketing. "Nefsis software makes this easy by highlighting what's possible, and graying out what's not, based on the participant's current computer, camera and real-time bandwidth conditions," he added.

Many interpreting services and educational institutions have fully outfitted rooms with standalone video conferencing hardware, such as units manufactured by Polycom and Tandberg, serving their ASL users and translators. With dedicated bandwidth, these installed-site systems deliver the high quality needed for effective signing among meeting participants. The challenge for interpreters and hard of hearing workers, students and patients is limited reach – fixed-site locations have limited availability, require a lot of scheduling coordination and frequent travel. In addition, the capital equipment expense is untenable outside most existing locations.

Nefsis solves these problems via its cloud-based video conferencing online service that is accessible from virtually any desktop computer with Internet access. Nefsis supports popular webcams, conference room pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras and HD equipment. Its multi-core software takes advantage of Intel® Core™2 Duo and later symmetric multiprocessors, including 4, 8 and 16 core CPUs, significantly improving video performance. The additional compute power is also used by Nefsis to automatically throttle bandwidth consumption – the capability to make real-time changes to video quality in response to changing Internet conditions. The latter is vital as virtually all desktop video conferencing is conducted over shared connections.

Nefsis Basic is a free online service for small business, home office and individual use. The company's flagship offering, Nefsis Professional, is designed for multiple offices, departmental and organizational use at corporate, government, education and non-profit institutions. Nefsis Professional supports desktops, rooms, webcams and HD video cameras, and includes advanced web collaboration capabilities such as playing movies files, as a standard feature. Nefsis software and online services are available now. To activate a complimentary Nefsis Basic account or learn more about Nefsis Professional, please visit

About Nefsis
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Nefsis is a specialist in video conferencing software and online services for business. The Nefsis approach combines cloud computing and multi-core processing to deliver effortless video conferencing to employees, customers and business partners anywhere they have Internet access. Nefsis is especially popular among small-to-medium sized organizations, where its high-quality video, security controls and easy implementation deliver exceptional value.

For more information, visit the Nefsis website or call +1 (858) 715-0970 in the Americas or +44 (0) 870 224 0415 in Europe.

Related Pages

Video Conferencing Software — Use any webcam or camera, reach any desktop or room
American Sign Language Applications — Screenshots and movies about ASL-related features
Online User Guide, Adjusting FPS — How to manually adjust frames per second

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Nefsis Basic is currently available in the US, Canada, UK and selected international territories only. Nefsis Professional is available worldwide.